Monthly Archives: May 2012

THE FLOWER KINGS (Roine Stolt) INTERVIEW

Metal Church - The Present Wasteland

THE FLOWER KINGS (Roine Stolt) INTERVIEW There is a rumour that has been circulating over the years about how warm and pleasant of an interviewee Roine Stolt is – something I was really looking forward to finding out for myself. … Continue reading

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10 Q’s with JOHN 5 (ROB ZOMBIE/DAVE LEE ROTH)

Guitarist John 5 has  a new instrumental album out now called ‘God Told Me To’ and is currently touring as part of Rob Zombie’s band. He has also been recently been working with Dave Lee Roth again. Read on… 1.       … Continue reading

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VARIOUS ‘Working Class Dogs – A Tribute To Rick Springfield’

Melodic Rock Records 2012 www.melodicrockrecords.com This tribute album has been through some hoops to finally get a release but at last it will see the light of day. The album was compiled in two different stages, with the original tracks … Continue reading

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SHADOWS FALL announce new album release

SHADOWS FALL NEW STUDIO ALBUM, ‘FIRE FROM THE SKY’, SCHEDULED FOR INTERNATIONAL RELEASE AUGUST 13TH 2012 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS… GRAMMY-NOMINATED rockers Shadows Fall have confirmed that their seventh studio album, ‘Fire From The Sky’, will be released internationally on August … Continue reading

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SQUACKETT – A Life Within A Day

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  Esoteric Antenna Wherein heritage prog seers Chris (Yes) Squire and Steve (Genesis) Hackett bang heads and bring us ‘A Life Within A Day’ – a title perhaps tilted at the four-gestation this took to fruition. It’s faintly whimsical almost, … Continue reading

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Classic Status Quo reunite for March dates

In a brand new interview with Sweden’s Nostalgia Rock’n’Roll Magazine, Francis Rossi revealed that he and Rick Parfitt would be reuniting with bassist Alan Lancaster and drummer John Coghlan for dates next March and a new album. In a bizarre twist … Continue reading

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Jorn – Bring Heavy Metal to the Land

Frontiers 2012 www.frontiers.it I can’t start without stating that this has to be one of the worst album titles I’ve heard in a while…but we’ll let the music do the talking shall we… Norwegian vocalist Jorn Lande has been around … Continue reading

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Quick Plays: GOLDEN SEXTON, RATZMATAZ, THE SPLATTERS, EFFLORESCE, JONNY SCARAMANGA

Effloresce – Coma Ghosts Generation Prog Records Coma Ghosts is the second album by Nuremberg based prog metallers Effloresce. The five piece are fronted by the flame haired Nicki Weber who has a vocal delivery that ranges from an operatic … Continue reading

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Singles Bar: PRISMA, FLY THIS FOR ME, BURY THE HATCHET

Fly This For Me – Making Shadows S-a-N PR ‘Making Shadows’ is the debut EP from Guildford based melodic punksters Fly This For Me. The band only formed at the tail end of 2011, but on the evidence of the … Continue reading

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Free From Gravity news

Free From Gravity Classic Rock www.freefromgravity.co.uk Free from Gravity is a Rock group that plays a style of music we call “Kick Ass Chilled Out Rock”. Think 112, The Eagles and Pink Floyd gently simmering for 20 years then brought … Continue reading

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New Iron Maiden book from Neil Daniels

IRON MAIDEN The Ultimate Unauthorized History Of The Beast Neil Daniels JAWBONE BOOKS (UK) VOYAGEUR PRESS (USA) ISBN: 978-1-908279-23-1 Pages: 224 Published:  June 2012 Finally, a glorious, illustrated celebration of one of the most successful rock bands of all time! … Continue reading

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SONNY LANDRETH – Elemental Journey

Proper Records 2012 Although acclaimed slide guitarist Sonny Landreth has released ten previous albums this is the first all instrumental one. He also ropes in a few guests including fellow guitarist Eric Johnson and Robert Greenidge who adds his steel … Continue reading

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Vengeance & The Panther Queen

“We Who Feel Our Lobes Of Penitence Groped By Things With Petrol Claws…” With more words in the title than the number of tracks on the EP itself, ‘We Who Feel Our Lobes Of Penitence Groped By Things With Petrol … Continue reading

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LITA FORD – Living Like A Runaway

 SPV/Steamhammer 2012 “Living Like A Runaway” is the powerful, return to form new album from Lita Ford. Following 2009’s near miss “Wicked Wonderland” the album, her 8th as a solo artist, is a straight ahead rock record packed with decent … Continue reading

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THIN LIZZY re-issues

Thin Lizzy – Nightlife & Fighting reissues (Universal) “Nightlife” and “Fighting” were the fourth and fifth albums recorded by the great Thin Lizzy, originally released in 1974 and 1975, respectively.  Universal has given them the deluxe treatment… “Nightlife” showcases the … Continue reading

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DIO re-issues

Dio – Holy diver (Audio Fidelity) Dio’s first opus, released in 1983, gets the ultimate treatment.  While Universal recently released the expanded deluxe edition as a double CD, Audio Fidelity did their own special release… While a bit shy in … Continue reading

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Cowboy Junkies – The Wilderness

Proper Records 2012 “The Wilderness” is the fourth and final album in Canada’s Cowboy Junkies Nomad Series. More of a sparse, acoustic offering than its predecessor “Sing In My Meadow”, the album brings to an end the 18 month period … Continue reading

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The Bermondsey Joyriders – Noise and Revolution

Cadiz Music 2012 The Bermondsey Joyriders are made up of former Chelsea members Garry Lammin and Martin Stacey- on guitar/vocals and bass respectively, and former Johnny Thunders’ Oddballs drummer Chris Musto. The band’s second album “Noise and Revolution” is a … Continue reading

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John 5 – God Told Me To

 Membran 2012 Just released “God Told Me To” is the 6th solo album from ex-Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie and David Lee Roth guitarist John 5. As with his previous albums all the tracks are instrumental and switch between electric and … Continue reading

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MOTORHEAD & THIN LIZZY classic album box sets

Motörhead Release Classic Album Selection Forming the band after his unceremonious sacking from Hawkwind (following an unfortunate narcotics misunderstanding at the Canadian border) then naming them after the very last song he wrote and recorded with the space cadets, Motörhead … Continue reading

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